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16 Tech-Driven Wellness Innovations

Courtesy CureUV.com

With all of the excitement and buzz surrounding the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coupled with the fact that the fall and winter flu, holiday survival and New Year resolution seasons are all on fast approach, now is the perfect time to explore some innovations—gadgets, appliances and other science-based solutions aimed at improving our collective well-being. Indeed, the health, wellness, ... Read More »

Leveraging UV Light for a Healthier & Odor-Free Home

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The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21, is among a number of high profile situations underscoring the danger of—and our collective vulnerability to–bacterium-born illness. Whether you’re frequenting a restaurant, retail store, business office, sports complex or any other facility where clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can use restroom facilities and otherwise ... Read More »

Great Gets for a Killer Cookout (or Tailgate)

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There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As a bona fide foodie, my search for ways to elevate this perennial pastime never ceases, whether that be in the way of new and exciting recipe ingredients, condiments, beverages, cookware or serviceware. Here are some tasty finds in ... Read More »

6 Cool Summer Travel Solutions

Courtesy Daniela Degrassi

I get so much joy in helping fellow travel-lovers solve annoying problems and otherwise make their trips easier and more enjoyable. Toward this end, I’m always keeping an eye out for noteworthy innovations that can resolve common annoyances and expedite the fun and functionality of getting from point A to point B. And, of course, I’m ever on alert for ... Read More »

Mark West Wines a Winner for National Pinot Noir Day

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Today is “National Pinot Noir Day” so let’s celebrate this tasty varietal, which happens to be my personal favorite and a tasty respite after a day of sports and fitness. I know there are many other “Pinot People” out there who also adore California wines, so I wanted to mark the occasion by telling you about a few great options ... Read More »

Back to College Products Improving Campus Life

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College students notoriously struggle on multiple fronts, most definitely to include their grocery and entertainment options…or even just scoring a quiet, private place to be productive. Often they’re relegated to whatever facilities their school offers. Vending machines, fuzzy TVs with limited channels, and noisy dorm rooms and crowded study halls can leave much to be desired.  Here are a few ... Read More »

Products That Score for Back to School

With summer nearing its end and the new school year in sight, now is the time to start planning for your student’s success both in and out of the classroom. Here are some inventive and otherwise snazzy finds that will have your child feeling good and looking great throughout the school day. Solo Active 17.3-inch Laptop/Tablet Backpack (www.Overstock.com) – $65.00 ... Read More »

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Exudes the Spirit of Scottsdale

Of all of the cities in the U.S. operating under a duality, I find myself drawn back to one in particular time and time again: Scottsdale. Known as “The West’s Most Western Town,” this locale embraces its laid back desert ambiance while simultaneously styling itself as a contemporary destination with plenty to offer in terms of art, shopping, dining and ... Read More »

Surf, Sky & Spirit at Tower23 Hotel San Diego

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As California’s southernmost metropolis, San Diego is a veritable coastal paradise that’s widely lauded for its fabulous climate. Often referred to as “Mediterranean” in nature, the region boasts moderate warm daytime and cool evening temperatures nearly year round that rarely reach the point “too hot” or “too cold.” This is just one of many reasons San Diego has been anointed ... Read More »

Royal Blues Hotel an Elegant Oceanside Enclave

Courtesy Royal Blues Hotel

Just south of Palm Beach, along Florida’s eastern coast, lies scenic Deerfield Beach—a city well known for its pristine and clean coastline and the array of recreational water activities delighting both residents and tourists.  Here world-class boating, fishing, diving, boarding and more are all within close range. Other nearby attractions include golf courses, polo clubs and the famous Quiet Waters ... Read More »